Well, Mass Effect fans, it’s been a fun, crazy journey, but we’ve finally received the closure we’ve wanted from the series. The final piece of DLC content, Citadel, has released, and in many ways is the epilogue to this fantastic series that fans deserve.
Reviews indicated that it’s the closest thing to a true ending that the game can have without clashing with the real, controversial ending, and I’m okay with this; one of my biggest complaints wasn’t that the ending of the game was bad (it was); the issue was its stark dichotomy with the rest of the plot and characterization of Shepard, and how it offered nearly zero closure to these characters we spent so much time with and with whom we forged such meaningful relationships.
Citadel exists as a love letter to fans, and this is all I ever wanted. Maybe this means I’m emotionally fragile and needy, but this is the type of content that makes me excited to finally start my second playthrough. This DLC, combined with the other strong DLC offerings, and the expanded ending, finally gives me the incentive to finish the game again, but more importantly, feel good about the bittersweet ending.
It took them three tries at an ending, but they seem to finally understand the closure that fans have sought from the very beginning.
Well, Mass Effect fans, what say you? You excited for Citadel? Do you forgive Bioware now? Or have you just stopped caring.